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Jerwood in November 2018


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Darkness into Light: The Emotional Power of Art, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

This month Jerwood Collection works feature as part of ‘Darkness into Light: The Emotional Power of Art’ which opened on 20 October at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. The exhibition, which also features work from the Ingram Collection and the Fleming Collection, explores the power of art to make us feel, by taking visitors through a spectrum of emotional states. On display are key works from the Jerwood Collection including Dod Procter, Lillian, Euan Uglow, The Blue Towel, and John Wells Near and Far, among many others.

Darkness into Light: The Emotional Power of Art is on until 13 January 2019. Find out more here.



Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Barbara Walker: Vanishing Point

Barbara Walker: Vanishing Point is on now at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings and confronts the issues of race and representation in art from the Old Masters through the present day.

Walker is interested in issues of class and power, gender, race, representation and the politics of how we look at others. She makes portraits in a range of media and formats - from small embossed works on paper to paintings on canvas and large-scale charcoal wall drawings. For this exhibition the artist has selected two paintings from the collection of the National Gallery, London that are displayed alongside her own drawings in order to highlight cultural differences in historic and contemporary societies. 

The exhibition is the outcome of the Evelyn Williams Drawing Bursary awarded to Walker in association with Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 and loans from the National Gallery have been made possible thanks to a grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund, an initiative created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund. The initiative is specifically designed to directly fund and empower regional and smaller local authority museums to borrow major works or collections of art from the UK’s national museums and galleries. The fund enables wider access to works from the national collections for audiences across the UK, strengthening the skills of museum professionals and distributing resources.


Maggi Hambling No 2. Suffolk 2018 (c) Juergen Teller. All Rights Reserved

To coincide with Jerwood Gallery’s Autumn exhibition: The Quick & the Dead: Hambling - Horsley - Lucas – Simmons - Teller, Jerwood Gallery is running the #MyQuickDraw Photo Competition. As a celebration of portraiture and friendship, visitors are invited to submit their ‘Quick Draw’ of friends, family, loved ones, pets, objects… whatever inspires them to put pencil to paper after seeing the exhibition.

To be in with a chance of winning a year’s membership to Jerwood Gallery, entrants should post a picture of their ‘Quick Draw’ portrait on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #MyQuickDraw, indicating who or what was the inspiration and what the subject means to them. Two winners and four runners-up will be selected by the Jerwood Gallery team and volunteers after the competition closes on Sunday 30th December and will be announced on social media and on the gallery’s website.

The Quick & the Dead: Hambling - Horsley - Lucas – Simmons- Teller, features portraits of and by five groundbreaking artists - Maggi Hambling, Sebastian Horsley, Sarah Lucas, Julian Simmons and Juergen Teller– each radically different in their approach – whose lives have intersected at various points. The artists are friends who have portrayed each other at different moments, and for the first time their portraits are being displayed together in this exhibition.

“the show fizzes with vivacious visual conversations and surprising – and often touching – correspondences” Louisa Buck, Art Newspaper, October 2018

The Quick and the Dead: Hambling-Horsley-Lucas-Simmons-Teller continues at Jerwood Gallery until 6 January 2019.



Jerwood Charitable Foundation

The first edition of Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships draws to a close

L-R Jackie Hagan, Raymond Antrobus and Jane Commane Photo: Lee Townsend

This month our first three Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows Raymond Antrobus, Jackie Hagan and Jane Commane come to the end of their year-long Fellowships, which have included a bursary of £15,000 and access to specialist mentoring and a pool of critical friends.

The Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships set out to offer a significant new development opportunity for poets and support individuals whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest artistic sense. They seek to contribute to a wider conversation about what poetry can be.

During the Fellowships there are no expectations of published or performed outcomes from us, simply time for each poet to focus on their practice with specialist support. Nonetheless each has had a very full and exciting year.

The first edition of the Fellowships was delivered by Joy Francis. She leaves us to concentrate on her work with Words Of Colour and the second edition of Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships will be run by Nathalie Teitler.

Three new Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows will be announced early next year, selected through a closed nominations process. The Fellowships run across three editions from 2017- 2022.

The Jerwood Compton Fellowships are designed and managed by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, with support from Arts Council England including funds from the Joseph Compton bequest.

More news from Jerwood Charitable Foundation here.




Other News

Harold Gilman; Beyond Camden Town, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham



 Harold Gilman (1876-1919) Tea in the Bedsitter, 1916, © Kirklees Collection: Huddersfield Art Gallery

Lara Wardle, Curator Director of the Jerwood Collection, has co-curated Harold Gilman: Beyond Camden Town the first one-person museum showing of the work of the painter in almost four decades. Lara and co-curator James Rawlin have focused the exhibition, (which will also tour to Pallant House Gallery, Chichester), on Gilman's work in the decade before his premature death in 1919 and have brought together both public and private loans to enable visitors to explore this remarkable group of images.

Harold Gilman: Beyond Camden Town opens on 17th November 2018 and runs until 10 February 2019. Find out more here.



Dod Procter's Lillian greets visitors to the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield © Jerwood Collection